Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 371 Study


Corridor study - Hackensack

Highway 371 study infographic describing the project
Project study informational mailer

About the study

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking to improve Highway 371 through Hackensack. Throughout this study we are looking to reflect the current and future transportation needs of Highway 371 between County Road 40 and County Road 5. Construction isn’t scheduled to take place until 2024.

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Need for project

  • Improve the safety of Highway 371 for residents, businesses, motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Improve the safety of the County Road 5 intersection
  • Effectively reduce motorist speeds
  • Improve sidewalk and pedestrian facilities
  • Improve underground utilities and drainage

Stakeholder Advisory Committee

In order to work more collaboratively with the community, MnDOT sought out community leaders and volunteers to work directly with project staff in order to develop and evaluate different project alternatives. This panel consists of a diverse cross-section of community representatives that will meet regularly in order to study the project details in depth and will help to define the vision for the corridor.

  • Along with learning more about traffic safety/engineering concepts, they would:
    • Take a more in depth look at the current issue's
    • Prioritize community needs and preferences
    • Develop and research possible solutions
    • Cultivate and represent community members input
    • Evaluate preferred alternatives


MnDOT and its partners have committed to work with the Hackensack community to ensure that the community’s concerns and aspirations are directly reflected in the alternatives developed as part of the Highway 371 Study and to provide feedback on how the community influenced recommendations and decisions.